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Rising Stars: Meet Zhane Bushrod

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zhane Bushrod.

Hi Zhane, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My name is Zhane Bushrod, I’m a 25-year-old single mom my brand Pretty Nightmare originated in 2018 with lingerie first and was introduced to the skin care side in September of 2020.

Lingerie was first because I was going through a rough time mentally and wanted to boost my inner confidence by being okay with what I saw in my reflection.

Skincare was introduced after falling through a financial hardship that caused me to revert back to my passion in which I originally went to school for esthetics at Aveda in 2015 and later decided to pursue other career options which eventually lead me to go back to school for esthetics in 2021.

I attended the Hair Academy II, I completed the course in March 2022 while working under an apprenticeship. I recently leased a physical location as I transitioned from my apprenticeship.

I’m currently located in a boutique day spa just 10 mins away from my old location for the convenience of my clients all within a year as I originally started servicing my clients from home in September 2020 then eventually transitioned into a suite in May 2021 and from there my journey lead me to a new location in March 2022.

I will be licensed both in the District of Columbia and Maryland by the end of August. My goal is to own my own esthetics warehouse and develop a network, where I provide esthetic products to other estheticians in my area.

As for the lingerie boutique side, I’ve used the grassroots method to build a client base, I’ve also participated in local popups in my area which later inspired me to start an online boutique to be able to reach a larger audience.

The website was created in December of 2020 and has since reached New York, Alabama, Northern California, & also Canada. It’s been awesome witnessing everything unfold but I can’t wait to see my dreams blossom fully.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road to success has not been easy as I’ve fallen into financial hardship multiple times.

At times, I’ve become discouraged but looking back at all that I’ve accomplished motivates me to keep going to see the final outcome.

One thing I’ve learned while trying to maintain my own business is that time, funds, & consistency is the only way for anything to flourish also remembering the reason why you started in the first place.

Juggling being an entrepreneur and a single parent has been my biggest struggle. I’ve learned to create a balance between my personal life and my business life by creating a schedule to follow.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m an esthetician that specializes in intimate body waxing, facials, & eyebrow waxing.

I’m known best for providing exceptional services for Brazilian waxing as most of my clients say that their wax experience lasts up to 6 weeks or more with proper aftercare. I’m most proud of being able to administer a Brazillian wax in under 20 mins as I used to take as long as 45 mins on one person.

I believe what sets me apart from most Esthi’s in my area is my sense of humor and also the intimate temporary art that I offer as an add-on to your Brazilian/manzilian.

But also because I’m able to perform a one-step labia pull that I learned by watching another fellow Esthi from Alabama by the name of Jessica who is the originator of the Horeshoe pull.

Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
The industry that I’m currently in is expected to grow 29% each year as it began in 2020 and based on research is projected to continue to grow until 2030.

I plan to hopefully be able to purchase a commercial in order to open my esthetics warehouse in the next 3 years by the year 2025.

Pricing:

  • $55 Full Brazilian
  • $95 Full Brazilian, Lower Leg, Armpit
  • $115 Full Brazilian, Full Leg, Armpit
  • $80 Full Brazilian, Armpit, eyebrow
  • $65 eyebrow wax & facial

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